Meet Our Researchers: How does age affect sperm and eggs?

DR. STUART MOSS: Unlike women, men have stem cells in the testes that can produce functional sperm, theoretically, throughout the course of their lives. So, you can have men in their 70s, 80s, 90s producing sperm. These stem cells exist, and they can do what they have to do for that period of time. However, […]

Impact of Zika in the Developing Fetus

Right so Zika as an infection is a pretty limited infection. You can, you can get a rash, you can get a headache, joint pain but the symptoms are pretty mild. And in fact a majority of women or majority of people with Zika won’t have any symptoms at all so they don’t even know […]

Perspectives on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity – Treating Infection During Labor & Delivery (w/AD)

DR. ROBERTO ROMERO: Typically, the most common infection in labor and delivery units is called clinical chorioamnionitis. That condition is generally treated with the administration of antibiotics. Recently, with the use of epidural for the relief of pain, we have realized that 10% to 20% of women develop a fever. And the fundamental question is, […]

Term Talk: The New Definition of Full-Term Pregnancy

[MUSIC IN] [SOUND: BUBBLES POPPING] Doctor: Hi there. You look great and you’re now at 37 weeks. Woman: That means I’m full term, right? Doctor: Actually the pregnancy terms have changed. Babies born at 37 and 38 weeks are now called early term, while babies born between 39 and 41 weeks are full term. Woman: […]

Las 3 etapas del trabajo de parto

Narrador: El trabajo de parto tiene tres etapas. En la primera etapa del trabajo de parto, el cuerpo se prepara para dar a luz. Hay dos fases: temprana y activa. El trabajo de parto temprano puede durar de horas a días. Las madres primerizas pueden pasar más tiempo en esta fase. El cuello uterino, o […]

Perspectives on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity – Treating Infection During Labor and Delivery

[MUSIC] DR. ROBERTO ROMERO: Typically, the most common infection in labor and delivery units is called clinical chorioamnionitis. That condition is generally treated with the administration of antibiotics. Recently, with the use of epidural for the relief of pain, we have realized that 10% to 20% of women develop a fever. And the fundamental question […]

Join PregSource: Turn Your Pregnancy Experience into Knowledge

Pregnancy can be incredible and challenging… and sometimes downright exhausting. Surprisingly, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the pregnancy experience. In fact, there’s never been a large study about the realities of pregnancy…until now. The PregSource® research project aims to turn your experience into knowledge just by answering some questions about pregnancy. Every […]

NICHD Spotlight Interview with Cathy Spong: Summarizing the Pregnancy and Weight Gain Study

Dr. Catherine Spong: This was a study that was undertaken in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network, which is a network of clinical sites across the United States that does studies and trials in pregnancy, especially in high-risk pregnancies. One of the important things […]

Is It Worth It? (60 seconds)

[MUSIC IN] [SOUND] Heartbeat DR. CATHERINE SPONG: Pregnancy, we call it nine months, but in actuality it’s ten months. It’s 40 weeks. The baby’s brain almost doubles in size in the last several weeks of pregnancy. And the brain is forming all of the connections that are going to be important for coordination, for movement, […]